10 Big Mistakes People Make in Thinking About the Future. Photo Credit: Frank Peters.
Methods for Future Thinking. Future tech. Open Thinking Wiki. Exploring Web 2.0: Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts & Social Sharing MySpace, IM and Other Social Networks The Impact of Digital Literacies on Education.
The Myth Of AI. That mythology, in turn, has spurred a reactionary, perpetual spasm from people who are horrified by what they hear.
Connect. Reimagining the HE curriculum for the 21st century. Global social impact is a key feature of the evolution of higher education.
Universities have always arguably been both national and international – located in a nation state, but connected in various ways with international communities. But the world of the 21st century is a very different one from that of the 11th century, when the modern university began to evolve in Bologna. Today, in a world that is more connected and interdependent than ever before there is also an increased focus on nationalism and narrow-minded approaches to race and religion. In these times, perhaps more so than ever before in recent history, higher education institutions have an important role to play in making a meaningful contribution to the creation of dynamic and sustainable local and global communities. The creation of such communities requires much more of universities than simply ‘doing international things’.
Rethinking the curriculum. Alors forcément à la lecture des classements précédents on peut douter de certaines tendances qui disparaissent après une courte période d’euphorie mais néanmoins on peut déceler certaines technologies à venir.
Au delà de ce classement il faut considérer l’usage que l’enseignant en fera (ou l’utilisateur hors enseignement) car c’est ce qui donnera vit au produit ! La réalité virtuelle La réalité virtuelle désigne une simulation informatique d’environnements réels ou imaginaires se basant sur des éléments visuels, sonores, ou via le toucher permettant d’immerger l’utilisateur. Cette immersion s’effectue aujourd’hui au travers d’un casque qui reproduit, dans l’environnement virtuel, les mouvements réels de la tête de l’utilisateur. Innovative Learning Environments. Trends. 300+ Mind Expanding Documentaries.
I watch a lot of documentaries.
I think they are incredible tools for learning and increasing our awareness of important issues. The power of an interesting documentary is that it can open our minds to new possibilities and deepen our understanding of the world. On this list of mind expanding documentaries you will find different viewpoints, controversial opinions and even contradictory ideas. Critical thinking is recommended. I’m not a big fan of conspiracy documentaries but I do like films that challenge consensus reality and provoke us to question the everyday ideas, opinions and practices we usually take for granted. Watching documentaries is one of my favorite methods of self education. Smart Cities. Web Tools & Apps. Augmented Reality. Content Management.
Like Pearltrees. A Quick Guide to Smart & Modern Materials. Smart Materials of 21st Century. Smart or intelligent materials are engineered to respond to their environment…These materials are embedded with their own sensors, actuators and control systems that are responsive to presence of light, temperature, pressure or other environmental conditions, and can cause the material surface to change its shape, texture, color or temperature. When engineered at atomic or molecular scale, these materials can be made sensitive enough to human touch, just like human skin.
They can even be made to heal themselves if fine cracks begin to appear inside the structure. Businessinsider. Shutterstock The world is going to be a very different place in 2045. Predicting the future is fraught with challenges, but when it comes to technological advances and forward thinking, experts working at the Pentagon's research agency may be the best people to ask.
Launched in 1958, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is behind some of the biggest innovations in the military — many of which have crossed over to the civilian technology market. These include things like advanced robotics, global positioning systems, and the Internet. Emerging Technologies. Visionaries. Ted – the ultimate forum for blue-sky thinking. So, what is TED?
And, more important, why should I care? For 22 years, Ted was a conference, an exclusive ideas forum where the great and the good came to hear Al Gore talk about climate change and Bill Gates about computing, right up until four years ago, when TED Talks was launched online and promptly became an internet sensation. Rojava is a radical experiment in democracy in northern Syria. American leftists need to pay more attention. Photo by John Moore/Getty Images There is an astonishing story in Sunday’s New York Times about Rojava, a Kurdish region in Northern Syria that’s ruled by militant feminist anarchists.
Rojava’s constitution enshrines gender equality and religious freedom. An official tells journalist Wes Enzina that every position at every level of government includes a female equivalent of equal power. Recruits to Rojava’s 6,000-strong police force receive their weapons only after two weeks of feminist instruction. Reading Enzina’s piece, it’s hard to understand how this radical experiment in democracy in one of the bloodiest corners of the world isn’t better known internationally, particularly on the left. Inspiration. Intelligence Gathering.
6 scientifically proven ways to have a better day. Entrepreneur ideas. Art does heal: scientists say appreciating creative works can fight off disease. Samples of gum and cheek tissue - known as oral mucosal transudate - taken that same day showed those who experienced more of these - in particular wonder and amazement - had the lowest levels of the cytokine Interleukin 6 which is a marker of inflammation.
Psychologist Dr Dacher Keltner, of California University in Berkeley, said: "That awe, wonder and beauty promote healthier levels of cytokines suggests the things we do to experience these emotions - a walk in nature, losing oneself in music, beholding art - has a direct influence upon health and life expectancy. " Cytokines are chemicals necessary for herding cells to the body's battlegrounds to fight infection, disease and trauma but too many are linked with disorders like type-2 diabetes, heart disease, arthritis and even Alzheimer's. It has long been established a healthy diet and lots of sleep and exercise bolster the body's defences against physical and mental illnesses.
10 New Breakthrough Technologies 2015. Pedagogy.